Samuan Tiga Temple Gianyar
The Pura Samuan Tiga Temple is a 10th century temple in the village of Bedulu in Gianyar. It's around 800m east from the Goa Gajah Temple, or 20 minute drive from central Ubud. The temple dates back to the Warmadewa dynasty. The dynasty was also known to have built the Tirta Empul Temple complex. The old temple is a great place to see ancient Balinese temple architecture up close. It features ornate sandstone carvings and majestic temple gates. Unlike the usual three courtyards common in Balinese temples, Samuan Tiga has seven. These are separated by walls and split gates. Staircases connect them, which lead up to its innermost courtyard. The gardens of Pura Samuan Tiga Temple are well-maintained. Sacred banyan and large old trees grow around the site. The temple also offers stunning views. It's flanked by two rivers, the Pande and Tegending on the east side, and the remains of an ancient pool to its west.